Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced that Quaker Hill’s Herbert Thomas Schacht will be one of 12 people inducted into Connecticut’s Veterans Hall of Fame this year.
Schacht served three years as a surgical tech in the Army during World War II. After he left the army in 1946, Schacht worked with his family at the Waterford Country School, a treatment center for emotionally disturbed and multi-handicapped children. He also volunteered as a SCORE counselor to an AIDS project in Africa and in an adoption service in Guatemala, according to a press release from Wyman’s office.
The Veterans Hall of Fame honors distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service, according to the release. Schacht will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on November 28.